Higher-level math courses eroding basic skills, professors say

07/6/2007 | Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), The

Pennsylvania high school students are less prepared in math than they were a decade ago despite a push for higher-level courses in earlier grades. "Many bright students are hurried through algebra and trigonometry courses on their way toward statistics and calculus," said Marie Wilde, Cedar Crest College math chairwoman. "They arrive at college without the critical skills they should have spent much more time developing."

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